Of the three people who ran in John Cummins' riding, Cummins said he'd like his successor to be the candidate who would do the best job of representing the concerns of all the people in that riding, regardless of which party the candidate belonged to.
If the Liberals had a better candidate running, then perhaps that person might have gotten Cummins' vote. It's pathetic that the Liberals are running attack ads against Cummins on this issue.
If everyone voted for the best candidate and not on party lines, then the assembly would have the best people in the province working to make B.C. a big success.
No one can be in any doubt that some very inferior people managed to get elected under the party system. The amount of people condemned to the back benches is evidence of that fact.
Party politics have proved to have an adverse effect on achieving that goal.
Just because it has always been that way doesn`t mean some better method should not be explored.
We see parties elected to run the affairs of the province with less than 60 per cent of a very low turnout.
Who would expect an efficient performance from a government on those figures?